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Grant will help Lee County Drug Task Force take drugs off the streets

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Local authorities are having to do more with less to keep your neighborhoods from becoming drug havens.

For the Lee County Narcotics Task Force, federal funding could be cut by more than 40 percent. Officials say the task force goes without a lot of needed resources everyday because of the lack of funding.

A major boost is coming from a $68,000 divided between departments in Fort Madison, Keokuk and the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.

Officials say these grants allow them to continue their mission to keep drugs off the streets.

"It's vital that we continue to have the availability to apply for these grants and if they're not going to be funded we need to have funding given to us from somewhere else," said task force commander Stacy Weber.

Weber says these grants take the burden off of tax payers who have to foot the bill when federal funding is cut.

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